Welcome to my website

Practice Matters


This site supports a unique book about the early years of modern general practice within the British National Health Service


Practice Matters

Highly Commended

2018 British Medical Association Book Awards

Practice matters, published in February 2017, is a description of the advance and development of modern general practice. No other such book exists.


In the 2nd half of the 20th century, general practice rose from being in the baggage train of the NHS to become its spearhead, the central element of the service? Why? And how?


Practice Matters explains that remarkable transformation.​


Within this website you can find:

  • More detail about the book, and where to buy it.

  • A small archive of material that could not be included in the text but which may be of interest to those studying the development of the NHS.

  • An occasional blog about the NHS, and perhaps other matters if the mood so takes me.

  • The Off Duty section: We all have hobbies; these are some of mine.


I hope you find the website of interest.

Andrew Willis.